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post #1 of 30 Old 09-26-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up ACE Fender Flares

Okay.............Now that Adam has made it official and has launched his flares here is a quick write up on his product.

I was one of the people who has been pestering Adam since Jeep Beach....so finally Adam (probably sick and tired of me calling) gave in and sent me one of the very first sets if not the first, arriving about two weeks ago. I guess I was the guinea pig so to speak.

Also just a FYI there are a few things to note...The packaging was great, all of the nuts, bolts and nutcerts were sealed in packages that were marked "Front" and "Rear". Also included in the packaging was the nutcert tool which worked pretty good. And finally since my install, Adam has also posted a install video on youtube.

Now about the flares...
The fronts, what's nice about them are that they are totally bolt on and only require two additional holes to be drilled (actually you could get away without drilling the holes if you want to). Enough said.

The rears are a little more involved but not much...with the inclusion of the nutcert tool just install all of your nutcerts and then bolt on. On the rear flare the two top center holes are nut and bolt the rest use the nutcerts. I put the rears on using the center nut and bolt holes first, then aligning the front part of the flare screwing the bolts into the nutcerts and then doing the same to the rear porrtion of the flare. Adam has since told me that it is easier that after you bolt the center, next attach the rear portion of the flare and then the front portion last.

Anyway here's the deal, from how they came shipped to installed on the Jeep...

Hope this has not been to long winded or redundant about how to put on flat flares but since this is a new product I thought I would post some of the ins and outs along with pics.....

Note: I am not including pics on bolting the flares on as it is straight forward and I think included in the install video.
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Installed and unpainted wheel wells.........
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Painted front wheel wells with cut liner...........
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Painted rear wheel wells..................
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Those look great!
How much lift are you running?




*Edit* I can read the tire size now.
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Finished product with rubi rails back on............
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Front and rear view.......
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Two things I forgot to mention..one is that I am going to cut the rear bumper and the second thing is the fuck up on my part with one of the nutcerts not being in all the way and spinning loose............
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Man those really look great! Thank you for sharing the photos and posting this up. You did a really nice job on your inner fenders too!

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Those look great!
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*Edit* I can read the tire size now.
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Man those really look great! Thank you for sharing the photos and posting this up. You did a really nice job on your inner fenders too!

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Looks very nice! Seems like they went all easy just like all of ACE's parts! Also, there packaging is second to none! Man that is a huge box!!

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Looks very nice! Seems like they went all easy just like all of ACE's parts! Also, there packaging is second to none! Man that is a huge box!!

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Yea they are nice........And it was a big box.

My .02 is that Adam has a great product at a great price. Only problem now is I need 37's to fill the gap.
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Arent there any support brackets to kkep the quarter panels from buckling? I had a set of competitor's steel flat fenders and my darn front quarter panel started to buckle. Removed them and sold them. Just curious in this case?

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Arent there any support brackets to kkep the quarter panels from buckling? I had a set of competitor's steel flat fenders and my darn front quarter panel started to buckle. Removed them and sold them. Just curious in this case?
Nope no brackets............Sorry I can't comment further on that....You could call ACE Engineering and ask.....or watch their video they have which explains most everything you need to know about the flares including their rigidity and weight (14.5 lbs front and 16.5 lbs rear).
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Looks great buddy...great write up!!!

Just my $.02 I think the RR XHD rear bump looks great with those flairs and the wheel wells blacked out.

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Looks great!!! You can not beat the price and guarantee. I am hoping they produce wider ones. I do not think those would fly in MD.

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Thanks KC......funny you mention the bumper......I am taking the Jeep today to my buddies body shop where he has a plasma cutter and we are going to shorten the rear bumper by about 6-8 inches each side.

With the ACE flares (or any other flat flares for that matter) the rugged ridge bumper needs to be shortened

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great look

Nice job on the flairs...
Jeep is nicely put together...
How much trouble did you put into blacking out the wells? Really made the flair job look much better.
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Very nice job!

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oooo i like them! they look better the the bushwacker fenders flares too!!!!

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those things are SWEET!!!

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